Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MACAU—Filipino MMA fighter Jomary Torres looked like a nervous wreck in her first press conference, but it was a different story come fight night. In the biggest fight of her young MMA career, Torres unleashed a monster hidden within her 5-foot-1 frame.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 4 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Torres (2-0) fought for the first time in ONE Championship Saturday and the Zamboanga native put on a show the beautiful Rika Ishige had no chance of shining in.READ: PH bet Torres chokes out Ishige for debut win in ONEFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPAnd Torres, after stuttering in her first media exposure, exuded the confidence of a fighter, who just made her dominant arrival. “Rika’s strikes weren’t that strong and I can easily take her punches,” said Torres in Filipino. “Though, I was surprised when I hit her with my hook and she was still standing.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Torres found her golden moment early in the second round when she caught Ishige’s kick and launched a booming right hand that put “Tiny Doll” on the mat. The 21-year-old then proceeded to pummel Ishige’s picturesque face before choking her out 1:58 into the round. “I saw that she didn’t smile much when I had her and when I felt that she got scared of my striking, I knew then that I had her so I just pushed it,” said Torres. ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Teen gunned down in Masbate Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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Gareth Bale is going to get “much better” for Real Madrid, says Julen Lopetegui, with more focus being placed on the Welshman in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.Having operated in the shadow of a five-time Ballon d’Or winner for five seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Wales international hinted at the end of the 2017-18 campaign that he was ready to move on.It was, however, to be Ronaldo who left the Spanish capital, with a €112 million (£100m/$127m) deal taking him to Serie A giants Juventus. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! More is now expected of Bale as he seeks to fill a sizeable attacking void in Madrid, with Lopetegui convinced that the 29-year-old is up to the task.He told reporters after seeing Bale draw a blank in a 4-2 UEFA Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid: “Gareth Bale played very well, but I’m expecting he will get much better.“It is normal in this moment of the season that the players are not in their peak physical shape so we know there is a lot more to come from Gareth and all the others.“We are very happy with his performance and we hope he will continue to improve to make a decisive impact in the next matches.”Bale has been among the goals in pre-season for Real, suggesting that he is ready to play a prominent role for the Champions League holders.He also provided an assist for Karim Benzema’s opener against Atletico in the Super Cup, with his creativity set to be as important as his end product.Questions have, however, been asked of his form and fitness for a number of years and there is still plenty for the former Tottenham star to prove now that he no longer has Ronaldo to contend with.